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Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Pro-Marco Rubio group says it has raised $15.8M


      Conservative Solutions Project, a political nonprofit backing 2016 Republican candidate Marco Rubio, said Monday it has collected $15.8 million since it was established last year.

    2. Little affinity for Marco Rubio in Cuba despite family roots

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      CABAIGUÁN, Cuba — In the lush countryside and teeming city neighborhoods where U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's family cut sugar cane, toiled in tobacco mills and scraped by to make a better life for their children, the first Cuban-American to have a plausible chance to become president of the United States is the …

      Hector Montiel reads Granma, a state-controlled tabloid that is Cuba's leading newspaper, on Tenerife Street in Havana, Cuba, last month. Residents of the towns that were home to the Republican presidential hopeful's relatives take issue with his Cuba policy, if they are aware of him at all. "If Marco Rubio becomes president, we're done for," Montiel said. [New York Times]
    3. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio hit July 4 parades in New Hampshire


      Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are working today, of course, each doing parades in New Hampshire.

      Rubio walked with supporters in the Wolfeboro parade. Bush mingleg with crowds at the Amherst and Merrimack parades. Here are some of the images they shared on Twitter:

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    Who is Marco Rubio? A rising star in the Republican Party and Florida's junior senator. He was born in Miami to Cuban exiles. This page features recent articles about him.